Latex

How To : Make a latex skin over carved foam

Are you in need of some kind of mold or cast for your next feature film, but need to save a few bucks? As an alternative to casting (making a shape from a mold) one can carve foam into a desired shape and then coat the foam with liquid latex. This will not create a perfectly s ...more

How To : Make a simple latex mold using liquid latex rubber

In this DIY guide from the folks at the TAP Plastics, we learn how to produce a simple latex mold using liquid latex rubber. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the technique in about seven minutes. For all of the details, take a look.

How To : Make a latex facial prosthetic for Halloween

If you want to create the type of makeup look where the makeup IS the costume for Halloween, then look no further than this video. You'll be guided step by step through creating a facial prosthetic from latex. This prosthetic can be shaped any way you want to form rotting fles ...more

How To : Make a Latex Skull Mold to Make a Plaster Skull

Dr Kreepy, Halloween craftsmen, shows a cheap and easy way to make full and partial skulls from Plaster of Paris! For this project, you will need a plastic skull, cheese cloth, a paintbrush, melting latex, anchoring cement, and Plaster of Paris. Watch this video special effect ...more

How To : Make gashes, tears, and scrapes using liquid latex

When it comes to Halloween, you can go all out with your macabre self and have fun being sinister and it'll be totally normal. So instead of settling for cheapo fake scars, bruises, and tears that you buy at Halloween discount stores this time of year, why not make your own? ...more

How To : Apply glue to latex for creating latex fashions

There are different techniques to apply the glue on the latex sheeting, none of them is right or wrong. All that matters is what works best for you. This latex tip is helpful for making fetish clothing or latex fashion pieces. Latex clothing is integral to fetish clothing and ...more

How To : Make a latex prosthesis chest wound effect

There is no such thing as a sucking chest wound. All chest wounds suck. Except perhaps for fake ones, which are essential to making a really gritty, gory film in most cases. This video features detailed instructions on how to make a fake chest wound out of latex and other spec ...more

How To : Glue straight and curved latex seams

In this tutorial, we learn how to glue straight and curved latex seams. First, press each piece of latex down so it's just touching in the middle. After this, use your finger to press down on the middle, then take a roller and roll over the middle until it's perfectly straight ...more

How To : Make a scary green monster latex mask for Halloween

In this clip, we learn how to create a DIY latex monster mask for Halloween or other fancy-dress event. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own one-of-a-kind monster masks, watch this fun video guide.

How To : Build the latex skin of a stop motion monster

Without teeny little clay sculptures, you'd have no stop motion movies. While you can purchase a plethora of premade monsters to star in what you believe is the next "Godzilla," you can save some hard-earned money by making these monsters yourself. This video shows you how to ...more

How To : Clean latex paint off your paintbrushes

Despite your best efforts, do your paintbrushes always end up too stiff to reuse? Keep them forever with these cleaning tips. You will need water, a clean rag, a paintbrush comb, a clean container, liquid fabric softener, a rubber band, and a ruler. Watch this video interior d ...more

How To : Make a thin core boffer sword out of latex

An online class on how to build your own boffer sword! Every combat group is different, so make sure this sword is safe by the rules of your boffer larp. This method goes beyond the simple foam and PVC method and teaches you how to use latex to make an awesome looking sword. P ...more

How To : Add a zipper to a latex garmet

In this video, we learn how to add a zipper to a latex garment. First, apply glue to the zipper, using an ammonia based adhesive in one coat. Next, take a small paint brush from any store and apply a thin layer of adhesive to the zipper. The top will take about 45 minutes to d ...more

How To : Make an applique that you can use on latex clothes

Latex can be a sexy and cool material to make fabric out of, but a plain black latex shirt can still be a bit boring. You can create your own appliques that you can apply to latex clothing using sticky paper. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make an applique that you can use on latex clot ...more

How To : Get latex paint stains out of carpet

Latex paint is bright and durable, which makes it great on most surfaces but terrible to get on your carpet. Watch this video to learn an involved but not too hard process your can use to get latex paint out of any rug or carpet.

How To : Glue latex in 4 easy steps

This video tutorial belongs to the Arts & Crafts category which is going to show you how to glue latex in 4 easy steps. This is really easy and very fast to do. First you clean the surfaces using mineral spirit and a piece of cloth. Next you apply a thin layer of latex glue us ...more

How To : Prevent Carved & Uncarved Pumpkins from Rotting

Pumpkin carving and decorating is a favorite October pastime. After you've carved an amazing design or face into a pumpkin or two, you want to show it off through your window or set it out on your porch for the neighbors to see. But, without knowing the tricks to save your ho ...more

How To : Make Realistic-Looking Fake Blood

Store-bought fake blood isn't too expensive, but the consistency and color are always the same. Real blood varies, from bright red when oxygenated (arterial blood) to deep, dark red when deoxygenated (venous blood), and it can be either thick or thin. So to achieve the best sp ...more

How To : Create Heath Ledger's Joker makeup from "Batman"

Just think what would have happened if Heath Ledger wasn't the Joker in "Batman: The Dark Knight." It wouldn't have been the same at all. It was a far improvement over Jack's version of the Joker in the previous installments of the film series. This video tutorial will teach ...more

How To : Recreate Freddy Krueger's burnt skin makeup

Okay you saw the super-detailed reproduction of Freddy Krueger's clawed glove, now complete the Freddy costume with this "burning" makeup tutorial. In celebration of the return of "A Nightmare On Elm Street", starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, Indy Mogul's BFX brou ...more

How To : Make a Cheap & Easy Prop Skull

Skulls. What spooky Halloween décor or staging of Hamlet is complete without a skull or two popping up? For ghoulish special effect and/or setting a dramatic scene, skulls are absolutely integral. Well, with some artistry, hardware supplies, and a good dose of patience, you ca ...more

How To : Make a fake pregnancy belly prop on a budget

If you're a filmmaker on a budget and you've got some farce up your sleeve, this video is for you. Watch Indy Mogul's Backyard FX explain how to build a really realistic looking latex pregnancy belly, so that your romantic comedy can grow!

How To : The Trick to Stabbing a Balloon Without Popping It

A balloon's worst fear is a sharp object, so usually when you puncture a balloon, it pops in your face. Not with this science trick! To puncture a fully blown up latex balloon without popping it, you'll need a pointed metal or wooden skewer and some plain old dish soap. That's ...more

How To : Make an eco-friendly lubricant from flaxseeds

In order to make your own personal lubricant out of flaxseeds, you will need the following ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons. of flaxseeds, 2 cups of water, and a pot. You can find flaxseeds in health food store. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add flaxseeds. Allow them to boil ...more

News : Happy Whore-o-ween! Girls Just Wanna Play Floozy

Happy Whore-o-ween! It's that time of year again for ladies to shed their inhibitions, show off the booty, and debase themselves. It's no great surprise that Jersey Shore is 2010's most popular costume choice. (Offended? Check out Take Back Halloween, a project that promotes ...more

How To : Make your own mylar balloon

Mylar balloons are the best party favors. They are big and shiny and last longer than normal latex balloons. In this tutorial, learn how to make a mylar balloon at home, from scratch. Stop spending so much money at the party store, and next time you have a big event, make your ...more

HowTo : Top 10 Avatar Halloween Costumes

Below, 10 step-by-step instructional videos for transforming yourself into a Na'vi being this Halloween. Step 1: Choose your favorite Avatar look from the list below. Step 2: Apply your chosen look. Step 3: For the dedicated fans with (more than a little) time on their hands, ...more

How To : Make a cheap corpse head prop for Halloween

Dr Kreepy, Halloween crafter, shows how to obtain a rotting head without killing someone! For this project, you will need a skull, paintbrushes, liquid latex, black spray paint, brown paint, and cotton balls. Watch this video prop-making tutorial and learn how to make a cheap ...more

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